Asim Rafiqui
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Between the Cross and the Kalashnikov: Iraq's Assyrian Christians

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gandakosa village, northern iraq,january 2005: mourners at the funeral of isaac sheba slewa who was killed by iraqi insurgents/resistance fighters while on his way to mosul.  the christians are considered 'natural' allies of the US occupation forces and have been increasingly targeted by the insurgents/resistance fighters.  they are also being targeted to clens entire cities like mosul, baghdad and kirkuk of their presence prior to the upcoming elections<br />
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